The truth about microwave ovens

Whirlpool Philippines

Posted at Feb 20 2019 11:29 AM

For decades, microwave ovens have provided convenience to homes all over the world. Whether it be thawing chicken for lunch or having leftover pizza in the middle of the night, the microwave oven is always there for you. 

Sadly, stories about the dangers of microwaved food have spread through the internet, leaving this trusty appliance at the receiving end of some unfortunate and unnecessary backlash. 

However, it only takes a little smart analysis to see that most of the allegations are based on poor science and fear mongering.

If you are one of those affected by the scuttlebutt, here are 3 common myths about microwave ovens and the reasons why you shouldn’t believe them: 

“Microwave ovens cause cancer”

This is the most common misconception of all. Radiation is often linked to cancer which makes people hesitant to try microwave ovens. Not only the Food and Drug Administration, but even the American Cancer Society, and the World Health Organization have proclaimed microwave ovens safe because the radiation they emit are only electromagnetic in nature, same as the ones in televisions, radios, and cellphones - not cancer-causing and do not cause harm to the person’s body.

“Microwave ovens kill nutrients”

Since microwave ovens are mainly known for reheating, people think food becomes less healthy when you use it. Losing nutrients is normal in all cooking appliances that require heat exposure. Microwave ovens actually retain more nutrients since they use a much shorter time to cook food. Certain nutrients can also leach into cooking water, making you better off using a microwave oven to cook food which uses less water rather than other methods such as boiling.

“Microwave ovens are not energy efficient”

People assume that microwave ovens consume lots of energy because it generates heat. Microwave ovens actually save more energy because it heats faster compared to other appliances like electric stoves. There’s also no waiting time for the inside to heat up thus making it time efficient as well.

The microwave oven has been an indispensable tool in homes and restaurants for over 50 years. 

Among the most sought-after brands is Whirlpool, which offers a variety of microwave ovens to choose from. 

Whirlpool also recently released the MWP 305 ES, a microwave oven with a 30-liter capacity that fits any meal. 

The oven guarantees effortless use because of its touch screen design and integrated handle which makes it perfect even for first-time users. 

The auto-cook function helps cook all types of produce by adjusting the temperature with a touch of a button. It also comes with a grill and steam function that brings out the flavors in meals without the smoke. 

It even provides an auto-clean function for quick grime removal. 

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The Whirlpool MWP 305 ES microwave oven is available in all leading appliance stores nationwide. It also comes with a warranty for one year and parts availability for two years in over 200 service centers nationwide. 

Drop by their showrooms located at Quezon City, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod, visit their website at, or follow them on Facebook for more information. 

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